It’s not too early for associations to begin thinking about projects or opportunities eligible for Travel Oregon grant funding in 2020. As a reminder, OWB is happy to provide letters of support and may be able to provide funds for professional grant writers. The 2020 grant opportunities are outlined below.
Oregon Wine Country Plates – Opens Jan. 2020
Travel Oregon’s grant program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of communities throughout the state by means of the enhancement, expansion and promotion of the visitor industry.
Travel Oregon administers the Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program, which is funded through sales of the Wine Country license plate.
Applicants may apply for grants of up to $50,000 for projects that promote wine and/or culinary tourism. Applicants must demonstrate a one-to-one match with at least 50 percent of matching funds being cash. Visit the Travel Oregon industry site to download the Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Guidelines for specific eligibility requirements and to view the application questions.
Competitive Grants Program – Varies
The Travel Oregon Competitive Grants Program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of local communities throughout the state. These projects support Travel Oregon’s mission of “a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies.” To be eligible for funding, projects must be for tourism purposes and demonstrate a direct tie to the mission of Travel Oregon.
Medium Competitive Grants Program – Opens Apr. 2020
$20,000 – $100,000
Small Competitive Grants Program – Opens Aug. 2020
Up to $20,000
Visit Travel Oregon for details regarding each program.